Figuring Out Reactivity – 6 week class

Pet Potential provides specialty dog training classes to assist individuals and families who are living with reactive and fearful dogs. These classes focus on positive reward based training techniques – physical force, harsh corrections and intimidation will not be used at any time. We are committed to enhancing the human – canine bond.

Does your dog bark, lunge and growl while walking on leash or when meeting new people?  If so, these classes are for you and your canine companion.

Designed for dogs over six months of age experiencing on-leash frustration, over-excitement, lack of self-control or socialization, and /or fear of other dogs which is exhibited through a fight not flight response. This class is primarily for dog-to-dog reactivity but the same techniques will be used for reactivity to strangers, places, sounds and /or objects.

Owners will learn about the causes and responses to reactivity, how dog’s learn, and how to work at their dog’s pace to desensitize and counter condition existing responses. Owners will also gain confidence and control through learning better handling and foundation skills. Management and prevention will also be discussed and practiced.

Classes are 6 weeks and are limited to 4 dogs per class. Students will also watch an in-depth, online orientation.

Classes: Pet Potential has relocated to British Columbia and is taking a training hiatus so is not currently running classes.